from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To negotiate anew.
- transitive v. To revise the terms of (a contract) so as to limit or regain excess profits gained by the contractor.
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- v. To negotiate new terms to replace old ones.
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- v. revise the terms of in order to limit or regain excess profits gained by the contractor
- v. negociate anew
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Aware of this, the Tory rebels propose a multiple choice referendum with three options: in, out or shake it all about – that is to say "renegotiate the terms of Britain's membership in order to create a new relationship based on trade and co-operation".
Sounds like they are trying to renegotiate, which is good, but seemingly only after their potentially devastating price increase proposal was reduced.
Although Christie routinely denounces "big government," he has demanded that communities "renegotiate" existing contracts with public employees and threatened them with cutoffs of state aid.
The anti-big government Christie has repeatedly demanded New Jersey communities "renegotiate" existing contracts with public employees and threatened them with cutoffs of state aid.
It is of course nonsense that offenders can 'renegotiate' the terms of their orders.
Obama promised to 'renegotiate' NAFTA and limit free trade.
They're not willing to spend a billion dollars building a power plant, only to have the government "renegotiate" once the plant is complete.
Just two weeks ago Kim sent a new surge of panic through South Korean markets when he pledged to "renegotiate" the terms of the IMF deal -- a statement he quickly disavowed when markets plummeted.
These are "paid for" by raising taxes on the major American oil companies, which would also be forced to retroactively "renegotiate" the terms of their late-1990s lease contracts in the Gulf of Mexico.
JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I believe that those agreements should be kept, and I believe that when someone as Senator Obama and Senator Clinton have said would renegotiate, "renegotiate" a treaty which went through years of negotiations, by the way, with our leading trading partner, Canada, without consulting or without the agreement of our Canadian partners, I think it sends the wrong message to the world.